A Guide to New York’s West Village Neighborhood

In this new series, we will be breaking down the best places to go to in each New York neighborhood — from food and drink to nightlife, and the best place to grab your morning joe.

This week, we’re focusing on New York’s West Village. Easily the most covetable neighborhood to live in, the West Village is home to trendy boutiques and restaurants, and the streets are paved with charming cobble. Here are some of the best places to hit when you’re in the neighborhood.

Best Coffee Shop: The Elk


An adorable café (as you’d expect, being that this is the West Village) located on Charles Street. The Elk is a great place to relax with a cup of coffee, meet a friend, read, or get some work done. 128 Charles St

Best Place for Girls’ Night Out: While We Were Young


With a great list of cocktails and stunning, feminine décor, While We Were Young is the spot to have a cinematic Girls’ Night Out. An intimate, rosy space, the restaurant offers a diverse menu with highlights including chicken and waffles that’ll leave you ready for Girls’ Night IN. 183 W 10th St

Best Bar: The Garret


Tucked neatly inside a Five Guys, The Garret is lively, beautiful and offers a great list of craft cocktails. Its hidden entrance does the job of keeping only the fun locals in — but beware of crowds! The more the merrier, right? 2nd Floor, 296 Bleecker St

Best Brunch: Jack’s Wife Freda


Jack’s Wife Freda’s Carmine outpost is a larger version of its Soho spot, but just as incredible. With its American-Mediterranean cuisine and fun atmosphere, this is a no-brainer. Get the Prego Roll. 50 Carmine St

Best Rooftop: The Jane Hotel


Expect a less rowdy crowd than at The Jane’s Ballroom; its rooftop, adequately names “Sunsets,” is the perfect to catch a view of the sun setting while drinking one of their many elegant cocktails. 113 Jane St